Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

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Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:02 pm

Today we had a window of opportunity for my brother in law Tom to dive on a nice Friday today with gentle breezes at Split Rock NY for my Fish Hawk probe and downrigger weight hung up and lost on the bottom 8 months ago in late November. Luck would have he found it after 22 minutes underwater and it was located in 45 feet of water near a ledge and 50 feet from the anchor. We had no GPS coordinates to work from and it was all a gut feeling as I recreated our approach coming in from 200 feet of water to the area it was snagged. I should buy a lottery ticket today!. Odds were not good to find it. Visibility was only fair at best and the dark rocky bottom made it like finding a needle in a haystack. It was 57 F down 45 feet and 72F on the surface. Batteries were dry in the unit and not corroded after having been in the water 8 months submerged. Put 4 fresh batteries in and tested it as it worked fine! I have 6 segmented videos to splice together for a You Tube project video of todays dive. Pretty excited we found it.



1 of 6 You Tube videos made today. I will splice them all together of todays adventure in the near future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG0qHw1F2Mo









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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November 8 months ago.

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:31 pm

WOW, that's a great story. Glad you got your probe and weight back.
There are many Fish Hawk probes lying at the bottom of the lake. I know of at least 3 that were lost when fishing on a boat I was on. Luckily none were mine.
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November 8 months ago.

Postby keithm87 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:03 pm

That’s cool! I got one back from the depths this time last year. They are a well built machine, 10 months in the water is impressive.
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:55 pm

Todays final video. Merged 6 separate videos to make a 2 minute 33 second final video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Alu6nkpI48
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby tmcaul » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:27 pm

Well done, Tom. I think you owe your brother-in-law something nice... I'm sure you feel the same way.

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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:58 pm

That was a big chunk of ledge or stone that came up with the anchor. Tom said it was a battlefield down there with crevices and chunks of stone. However, the slope leading up to the 20-30 fow was smooth.

Oddly enough he found nothing up in the 20-30 foot of water. The probe and weight was in 45 fow on another flat area.
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby tamiron » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:25 am

Amazing! Congratulations! But I do disagree with you ... you should have bought tickets for all the lottery drawings on that day! :lol:
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:07 pm

Were still smiling Jim! A plan was cultivated 7 months ago and just had to wait for the water to warm up enough to dive / 10 am overhead sun / light chop. There was a lot of planning put into this and practice to make it feasible to get Tom out of the water with my high back and sides on my Fishmaster. The planning ie. homework paid off making this dive effortless with no issues or surprises and a bonus of a recovery in 22 minutes of diving. Dock to Dock time yesterday was 1 hour! No one plans to fail...they just fail to plan. :)
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 pm

Navionics view of the located probe:


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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby Captain Paul » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 pm

My Boy lost one there last year on the unicorn
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby troutcrazy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 am

Incredible.
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Re: Found Fish Hawk probe off Split Rock from last November (8 months ago).

Postby mudchuck » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:56 am

That's awesome news!

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